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Nov 29, 2009 1:00pm EST
of knnovell before he took on google. i've assumed this was an area where america remained head and shoulders above the world. that's where our future lies, how we'll create new jobs for the future. over the last few months i've been having second thoughts. i've been reading these new studies that use not polls of experts but hard data and they suggest that america's lead is slipping. in fact, one with of them looks at the degree to which countries are adjusting and improving their research technology and regulatory policies to stay competitive. and it finds that the united states has made the least progress of the 36 nations in four regions studied. you can go to our website for the actual studies. consider the three most important technologies in alternative energy that are likely to yield big payoffs -- solar, wind and battery power. america doesn't measure up to asia in any of the three. take solar energy. japan and china each have three of the top ten companies in that field. america has only two. let's be clear. america still dominates the world of innovation by any measure, but the res
Nov 24, 2009 7:00pm EST
for america's power, and it's a mistake to keep a war going because there's always a chance it could run into another war. >> well, most of your democratic colleagues agree with this sentiment and the voting you're recommending right now. will they vote against the president on this escalation? >> i can't predict that. i'm hopeful that they'll listen to what people are saying back home. because back home, people, where i'm from in cleveland, they're worried about jobs, they're worried about saving their homes, they're worried about their retirement securities, their investments, worried about their pensions, worried about whether they're going to have health care or not. this war, at a point, starts to seem like some grand distraction almost in excess. we have to ask if our leaders are really in touch with the people while there's a separation between the financial economy and the real economy, between wall street and main street. and meanwhile we're talking about a war, expanding it, are you kidding me? >> well, we're at a point where if you have to ask, you can't afford it. congressman
Nov 5, 2009 10:00pm EST
that the president's own economic adviser has said 5.5 million jobs in america are going to be destroyed. people are going to be put out of work because of that tax burden that's placed on small business. . this whole bill is going to destroy america. it's going to destroy everything we have in america. i recently, let me tell you a little story, just recently, mr. speaker, i was recently talking to one of the blue dog democrats and i said, show me in this document where nancy pelosi has the constitutional authority to take over the health care system in america. he cannot because this is absolutely unconstitutional. i yield back. mr. gingrey: he couldn't do it. i appreciate the gentleman for yielding back. mr. speaker, i know we just have a few minutes left and we're going to try to wrap this up. i want to make a few other points because this bill that we're talking about, this 3962 that we'll be voting on saturday, this massive increase in bureaucracy, when it came through the energy and commerce committee, i counted 53 czars. i think we're up to 120 now. but the most egregious of all the czar
Nov 16, 2009 12:00pm EST
. >> if somebody murders americans and they murder americans in america, they ought to be prosecuted in america and hopefully convicted in america. >> republicans say a civilian trial will also give the alleged terrorists the public platform they want. >>> brand new details on the alleg allege ft. hood shotter. he's saying he did not pressure to hurt americans. the cleric could tell he was becoming uncomfortable in the u.s. military. the cleric told the "post" reporter hasan's killing spree is allowed under islam because it a form of jihad, and because the united states started the battle in muslim countries. has sn accused of shooting and killing 13 people at ft. hood. s he is still in the hospital. >>> and president obama is in china. china financed massive sums of u.s. debt. part of the president's talks may include assurances those investments are safe. the president held a town hall meeting with college students in shanghai where he push for greater freedoming in china. >> we do not seek to impose any system of government on any other nation, but we also don't believe that the principles t
Nov 25, 2009 4:00pm EST
want you to listen. >> we liberated more than 25 million afghans. now america and our 25 nato allies and 17 partner nations are standing with the afghan people as they defend their free society. the enemy is determined. the terrain is harsh and the battle is difficult, but our coalition will stay in this fight. we will not let the taliban or al qaeda return to power, and afghanistan will never again be a safe haven for terrorists. >> president bush acknowledged then that the incoming administration faced a volatile situations in several hot spots, especially along afghanistan's border with pakistan. well, for more than 20 years he endured a private hell. doctors thought he was in a coma, but he was cautioonscious along unable to speak and now he tells cnn about his nightmare. as seven suspects are charged with a terror incident in mumbai, last year's terror attacks could have been worse. meet one man who might have served thousands of train travelers that day. >>> and is it a bird or a plane? well, no, some say it's a rocket man trying to do what no other man trying to do what no oth
Nov 5, 2009 6:23pm EST
rate, improve america's image in the world, promote stability, and chip away at extremism. madam speaker, i hope that president obama will keep this in mind as he reviews his options on afghanistan and makes his decision in the coming weeks. america simply cannot afford to rely on our military's power alone because that strategy plays right into the hands of the extremists. our heavy military footprint is beating the insurgency -- is feeding the insurgentcy in afghanistan not weakening it. we can stop violent extremism in its tracks and we can keep our troops safer and build a more peaceful world for our children and our grandchildren. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady yields back. mr. moran of kansas. >> madam speaker. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from washington rise? >> i ask unanimous consent to claim mr. moran's time. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. >> without objection. >> madam speaker, the democrat health bill is not about lowering costs or making health care more affordable, it's about government control and
Nov 26, 2009 10:00am EST
as a public service by america's cable companies. coming up this thanksgiving day, director steven spielberg received the liberty medal at the national constitution center. then, remarks from the former undersecretary of defense, paul wolfowitz on the 20th anniversary of the fall of the berlin wall. after that, political strategists assess the new obama administration as he nears his first year in office. friday, for the first time in british history, parliament opens its chambers to non-mp's as they debate in the house of commons. former new york times reporter at what has to his plagiarism. a look back to the cuban missile crisis, as well. also, have world threats been over-the post cold war world. sunday, two programs on democracy and the internet, including the university of virginia powell on how the political process has been affected by the internet. the facebook founder will talk about how networking is changing the political process. this holiday weekend on c-span. >> thanksgiving week and on c- span, american icons, three nights of cspan original documentaries on the iconic homes o
Nov 17, 2009 6:00am EST
the federal government's role in the bank of america/merrill lynch murder of 2008. live coverage from the house oversight committee begins at 10:00 on cspan 3. later in the day, a look at the u.s. response to the h1n1 flu virus. the senate, and security department -- the senate homeland security department will look at the government role. president barack obama continues his asia trip. he met with met withhu jintao and the two leaders spoke about relations between the two countries. topics included all the major issues of the day. this is from china's state-run television. >> i would like to extend a warm welcome to proceed on his state visit. welcome to china. i had a very good talk with president barack obama. the two sides hadn't in-depth exchange of views on how to further financial relationship and our major regional and international issues of shared interests. the two sides reached broad, important agreements. the talks were candid, constructive, and very fruitful. both president barack obama and i believe that the international situation at present continues to undergo profou
Nov 25, 2009 6:00am EST
's unemployment rate will stay elevated for years. >> oh, my goodness, this is just bad news for america. >> it does, especially after yesterday's news about the real unemployment rate. in october, the figure hit 10th.2%, a 26-year high. >> we talked about how it's going to affect the elections in 2010 around here because we talk about politics, but this recession may affect the 2012 election and the 2014 election. when we talk about, mort, that we've reset the economy, that we're not going to be driven by just crazed consumerism, that means something. we either start building things here in this country again, or this economy doesn't turn around, and people don't get back to work. and maybe, just maybe one day washington politicians will start focusing on that. >> you know what it brings forward too is a really dysfunctional political system to address these issues. they put together a stimulus program, and so much of it goes to pet projects of the individual congressmen and senators and so much of it gets dislieutenanted. it doesn't really focus in on the problem. here we are a year la
Nov 24, 2009 7:00am EST
>>> good morning, america. on this tuesday, november 24th, breaking news. the moment of decision has arrived. our reporter says that the president will announce troops for afghanistan next tuesday night. and we have the latest. >>> massive warning about baby cribs. 2 million called back. the biggest recall in history. we show you why. >>> the lion in the last days. vicki kennedy, breaking her silence about senator ted kennedy's long battle with brain cancer. >>> family of 14. we see what life is like now for the octomom almost a year after. an exclusive interview. ♪ the time is now and now the wait is over ♪ >>> and the wait is over. rihanna takes center stage in the crossroads of the world, performing live only on "gma." >>> and good morning, to all of you. diane sawyer with robin roberts. and outside our window, we can see a wave of people pouring in for the rihanna concert. that's coming up at the end of the broadcast. >>> we have breaking news to begin with this morning. >> we do. president obama's advisers say a decision is coming on whether to send more troops to afghan
Nov 15, 2009 7:00am EST
and govern america from the left is failing quickly and decisively. bill crystal says our task is to minimize the damage and use the next three years to lay the ground work intelligently for a new era that can conserve prosperity and revitalize pennsylvania from the republican line. sit worth the price? >> no. i come to the point where i don't even feel that way as a republican. i think look what happened here with hasan and the response of our media and that attack at fort hood and look at that and also the way that we are looking at things internally, you know we have the chief of the staff in t$e army saying after somebody slaughtered all t$ese people diversity is your greatest string and then you go to this diverse place. tribal and ethnic diversity in afghanistan and iraq and you see that, that's really not a string strength in reality. diversity of this all over the world is endless strife and bloodshed and we're not - our democracy was born out of anglo-saxon civilization. and with democracy it's really a simple thing really. so i don't know why we have to point a bayon et to make the
Nov 20, 2009 9:00am EST
ask, is america's infrastructure crumbling and sho should the stimulus money to go to that? we are are joined live by texas republican, kevin brady, our first news maker of the day right after this. ♪ a long-awaited journey in aisle 10? ♪ yeah. because when you save money on the little things, it adds up to life's more amazing things. walmart saves the average family $3,100 a year no matter where you shop. what will you do with your savings? vo: save money. live better. walmart. ..when your nose is raw and sore. plain tissue can make it burn even more. but mom knows there's puffs plus... ...with the magic of three. soothing lotion with a touch of shea butter, aloe and e. plain tissue can irritate the sore nose issue. puffs plus with lotion is a more soothing tissue. a nose in need deserves puffs plus indeed. and try puffs plus with the comforting scent of vicks. >>> first big newsmakeer of the meeting. and the fiery comments on republicans in health care now taking aim at the federal reserve. they say the federal reserve is more secretive than the cia. the congressman wants
Nov 2, 2009 7:00am EST
>>> good morning, america, on this monday, november 2nd. it's election time again. two big governors' races that have democrats concerned while republicans fight with each other over one seat. is it all a referendum on president obama? >>> massive meat recall. more than 500,000 pounds of beef pulled from store shelves after one dies and more fall ill. what you need to look out for. >>> deadly stunt. a jury awards this woman's family over $16 million after she dies in a radio contest for a video game. her husband joins us live in a "gma" exclusive. >>> and how do they walk away from this. another unbelievable crash. but technology once again saves the day and the driver. good morning, everyone. hope everyone had a fantastic weekend. i'm robin roberts with chris cuomo. diane is on assignment on this monday, november 2nd. believe it or not we are less than 24 hours away from another election day and there are a few big races we're keeping an eye on. >> no question. halloween may have been saturday but the democrats are worried about the fright that may come tomorrow. repuicans
Nov 18, 2009 3:05am EST
thi >>> welcome back to "world news now." crime fighter john walsh has no badge but his show "america's most wanted" has brought criminals to justice when police have failed. >> walsh is driven by the abduction and murder of his own son many years ago. ryan owens goes behind the scenes to show us a side of walsh rarely seen. >> reporter: for more than two decades john walsh has been hunting the country's most dangerous criminals. >> next time i see alan white's face i want to see ours in front of it. now it's time to do some business. >> reporter: he's helped put more than 1,000 of them behind bars. >> there's a desperate serial killer on the run. >> reporter: serial killers, rapists, child abductors. >> tonight, maybe you can help. >> we've got 17 guys off the fbi's ten most wanted. >> action! >> reporter: to find out more about the tough guy in the black leather jacket, we went behind the scenes of his show "america's most wanted." we spent a full day with him on location near san francisco. >> go, "nightline," one of my favorite shows. >> reporter: he's in the bay area on the trail
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Nov 17, 2009 11:00am EST
: there is were the bank of america may have threatened the government. we will explain. jon: sarah palin, making the rounds on television. what is she now saying about president obama, her family, and her plans for 2012? 0himvoqtupp((- c +dt@!dp;/(hp can your body wash nourish this deeply? the moisturizer in other body washes sits on top of skin. only new dove has nutriummoisture... which can nourish deep down. new dove body wash with nutriummoisture. superior natural nourishment for your skin. jane: now, your money in the treasury department. a watchdog group is raising questions over the bailout of aig. it is possible that our government over-paid to rescue the insurance giant from collapse, overpaid by billions of dollars. business partners were paid to cancel insurance policies, easing problems. but partners may have been willing to excess -- accept much less. jon: charges the bank of america may have strong armed the government into forking over billions of dollars in taxpayer support. a hearing on the matter is under way right now. we are joined the live by liz on the fox business netwo
Nov 23, 2009 10:00am EST
on c-span, the look on politics in america from the bipartisan policy center. what is there in politics, the role of the media, and assessing the obama presidency. tuesday night, the first state dinner, as president obama welcomes indian prime minister manmohan singh. and american icons, three nights of c-span documentary's, beginning with "the supreme court" on thursday night. >> now to a conference held by the american council on renewable energy. speakers include jeff bingaman and carol browner. this is about an hour and 40 minutes. on renewable energy. it is 1 hour 10 minutes. >> good morning. good morning, everyone. welcome to the ai8th , yes it is the eighth. we are at the eight global energy in america of national policy conference, the sixth time in this room. what an honor it is to hold this annual review and think about where we are going in renewable energy in america. thank you for coming and i hope you enjoyed this day. believe it or not, that is a symbol of the danish embassy, the embassy of denmark, where we will have a reception this evening. it is a great place to go fr
Nov 4, 2009 12:00pm EST
quote from "the wall street journal." other issuers, such as bank of america, j.p. morgan, chase card services, and discover, recently converted customers' fixed rates to variable ones. "new york times." now congress is moving to limit the penalties of riskier borrowers which is what the underlying legislation did, mr. chairman, let me continue on, who have become a prime source of billions of dollars in fee revenue for the industry and to make up for the lost income, the card companies are going after those people with sterling credit. so now we also find out, again from "usa today," starting next year, bank of america will charge a number of customers an annual fee ranging from $29 to $99. we see that in this same article from "usa today," citigroup has started charging annual fees to cardholders. again, mr. chairman, we have the testimony. many of us predicted this. as i said, way back in march, make no mistake about it if this bill passes, it's going to be a lot harder for people to access the credit they need to pay their bills, cover medical emergencies or finance large purchase
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Nov 18, 2009 7:00pm EST
're in a fiery crash, hope you're driving one be these. the safest cars in america. is yours on the list? first, the attorney general eric holder headed to capitol hill today to explain why he chose to put khalid shaikh mohammed and four other suspects from the attacks of 9/11 on trial here in new york, in a civilian courthouse just a few blocks from ground zero. critics say that's insensive and makes new york more of a target. the attorney general argues that prosecutors in new york have the best chance of convicting the men. ease tried to explain the matter to the senate judiciary committee, things got explosive. >> how could you be more likely to get a conviction in federal court when khalid shaikh mohammed already asked to plead guilty before a military tribunal and be executed? >> the decision is not based on the whims and desires of khalid shaikh mohammed. he will not select the prosecution venue. i will select it and i have. we know that we can prosecute terrorists in our federal courts safely and security -- securely because we have been doing so for years. there are more than 300 convi
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Nov 5, 2009 9:00am EST
of injured in america. is that -- insured in america. is that accurate? >> by bringing down the cost, we are going to increase accessibility. bill: give democrats benefit of the doubt. what is the best case scenario and you see? let's say the house version becomes law. what is the best case for america? >> this is a terrible piece of legislation. this will, in my mind, give us a massive deficits and lead to a government takeover of health care. i do not even want to put the word "best" in the same sentence as this bill. we will see but happens in the senate. i think they are going to tie things up and i believe this is going to move into next year. bill: i think you are right about the schedule. one of the provisions in the democratic version is to cut medicare spending, $500 million. if you look at the results from new jersey and virginia, is any lawmaker ready to go there and cut down the services to seniors? >> independents and seniors left the democrats in droves. if this bill passes, they are telling us 64% of seniors on medicare and vantage -- advantage are going to lose coverage u
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Nov 11, 2009 6:00am EST
head and go, i thought he was supposed to represent america? i'm wondering if they did. i'm wondering if they said anything and nothing was done. steve: apparently not. why didn't they simply interview the guy? they could is have called the guy in and interview him? brian: they had to to make him a major. steve: when he said those scary things in 2007, why didn't they investigate him because he had that secret security clearance? apparently in december he came to the attention of two joint terrorism task forces. they did an analysis. they. ed his background. they looks at his employment records and other paperwork. and the analysts concluded that the chatter was innocent, and so that is where they dropped it just a couple of months later. it didn't go any further. but critics today -- keep in mind, there are going to be investigations. remember before 9/11 in 2001, there were the bungled opportunities for the intelligence community to talk to each other. did that happen again in this particular case? that's what the government's going to be looking into. brian: we have to talk about c
Nov 3, 2009 6:00am EST
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Nov 23, 2009 6:00am EST
. delicious dunkin' donuts coffee -- pick some up to brew at home. america runs on dunkin'. >> and with the humane society. we have beautiful cats. awiting for you to adopt them. good morning, washington. >> good morning, washinton. we are mixing signals on a monday. we have to get it together. 10 minutes after the hour. time for your traffic and the weather every 10 minutes. >> an important travel week ahead. we don't want any sticky situations. >> in the heartland and the midwest there will be the travel concerns by mid-week. this morning there's some light rain pushing into the area. doppler radar shows showers creeping into southern culpeper coming up 29 this morning. otherwise, some drizzle in the metro area inside the beltway. we are in the mid 40's to about 50. a purported's to near 50's at lunchtime -- temperatures from the upper 40's to the near 50's inear 50. >> at new york avenue there was an accident, but that has cleared. on 66 inside the beltway, running nicely east and west bound. let's look at 395. those delays are northbound in land park. near the pentago
Nov 24, 2009 3:00pm EST
from other countries, his name is david obay who's saying america's domestic agenda is more important than afghanistan. >> i do want to do everything i can to make sure that the white house and everybody in congress understands that there are huge financial costs in this war. we saw the progressive movement in this country back before the 20s wiped out by world war i. we saw harry truman's fair deal what typed out by korea, we saw linden johnson's great society wiped out by vietnam. i don't want to see the restructuring and the reforming of our own economy wiped out because we get stuck in a ten-year war that isn't paid for. >> so the president may have a fight on his hands. not with republicans, but within his own party. we're goings to be watching as this shakes out. the pentagon preparing to send 34,000 new troops to afghanistan. the president to announce that next week, probably tuesday. >> if it's a time of the alleged defense, he lacked the mental capacity to be able to commit those offenses. >> that's the lawyer, he's the attorney for major nadal hasan laying the ground work fo
Nov 26, 2009 12:00pm EST
the america's polo cup. it's part of a series of polo tournaments that they founded a few years ago. bravo declined to comment. more than 300 people were invited to that dinner. one of them, dr. sanjay gupta, says he can see how there might have been some confusion. >> it seems quite possible that there was -- that first check point was the time that people were sort of scrutinized the most. a lot of times the social second was there and sort of recognized people and then scratch names off a clipboard literally. but i'll tell you, it was pretty crowded right outside the east gate. that's where every entered at that time. some people were driving up, some people were walking up, and just a lot of people all includesered around. there was really one person sort of scratching names off the clipboard that the point. >> dr. gupta says the sahalis probably didn't make it to the receiving line because you needed a name card for that and they were never seated at a table for dinner. >>> two planes destroyed in a crash and they never left the ground. it all started when a man passed out behind had
Nov 6, 2009 6:00pm EST
to hurt us, hurt america. that's false. we have a lot of muslims who work in the government, helping the united states, dying for the united states. >> repter: clearly there is more to be learned about this case. more to be known about major hasan. i'm pat collins, news4, montgomery county. >>> some members of hasan's family still live in northern virginia. julie carey is in fairfax county with more on that part of the story. >> reporter: major nadal hasan has a brother and cousin in northern virginia. some came to gather on the home in the baileys crossroads area. the family will not come out to the cameras to make a statement. what they have written makes their thoughts very clear. they call major hasan's actions deplorable and despicable. inside this home, a family in seclusion. they are horrified by the rampage. a statement issued late yesterday by hasan's cousin reads, "we are shocked and saddened by the terrible events at ft. hood. we are filled with grief for the families of today's victim. our family loves america." their dismay is shared by fellow muslims at the nearby mosqu
Nov 11, 2009 6:00am EST
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Nov 30, 2009 11:00am EST
. >> reporter: bank of america is launching what it calls a credit card clarity campaign. so beginning tomorrow, it's going send out one page summaries to 40 million of its customers and the letter is going to have the following, it's going to include interest rates to pay for what you buy for balance transfers, cash advances, it's also going to have payment information on how to keep your account in good standing. it's going to spell out all of the fees you're likely to pay, annual transaction and late fees. now, all of this coming after a lot of confusion and outrage with card companies hitting consumers are with those exorbitant late fees. they're making all of these changes before the new legal reforms are going to take effect that are going to restrict their ability to make these changes. so you know, they've cut their credit limits, raised interest rates and their fees. some of them are trying to make consumer-friendly changes ahead of the new reform laws that take effect in february. tony that includes bank of america, trying to be more friendly, i think. >> well, yeah. so allison, are t
Nov 23, 2009 7:00am EST
weekend. god bless america. host: about 15 more minutes of your calls on who has the bigger influence in washington? constituents or lobbyists? here this headline, the catholic bishops flex their muscles at the opportunities ahead. emboldened by success and inserting restrictive abortion language and to the house healthcare bill, roman catholic bishops said they have found of the model that could provide the latter voice in future policy debates. inside this story, i will turn the page and go little deeper into this story -- they write, churches strategic decisions are significant because with catholics representing 30%, the largest single religious group among members of congress, it can gain access across party lines. while pressuring democratic leaders to adjust to the abortion coverage language earlier this month and the bishops simultaneously contacted republican members and warned them against using procedural tactics to torpedo an amendment. a related story this morning about patrick kennedy. the bishop in rhode island -- this is in "the new york daily news" -- the bishop bent
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Nov 26, 2009 11:00am EST
is always a reminder of hungry people across america. hustles struggle year-round to put food on the table. so a lot of people are being fed in new york city, an ongoing problem. people across the country are struggling. back to you. shannon: as troops celebrate thanksgiving, many wonder if they should be sent to afghanistan, with holes indicating -- polls indicating that the majority of americans oppose the war. tens of thousands of additional forces could be on the way to the battlefield as the president unveils his strategy tuesday night in a prime-time address from the u.s. military academy at west point, and also, he will be talking about some sort of exit strategy. caroline is live in washington. happy thanksgiving. what can you tell us about this exit strategy? are we talking about an end date, or something more vague? >> plenty of talk about the goals. the white house tells us that the president will make it clear that this is not an open-ended commitment, that certainly being something liberals want to hear. he will also walk us through his decision making process. officials tell
Nov 18, 2009 10:00pm EST
and that includes holder who volunteered his services to at least 18 of america's enemies and lawsuits they brought to the american people and it concludes within two years ksm and four fellow war criminals stood ready to plead guilty and proceed to execution and then the obama administration blew into washington. want to talk delay? obama shut down the commission by pleading guilty. obama's team permitted no movement of the case for 11 months and now has to repeat on a perfectly valid commission case, despite keeping the commission system for other cases so that we can instead endure an incredibly expensive and burdensome civil trial that will take years to dom pleat. the witness can surely respond to what i said. >> i don't even know where to begin. other than to say this notion of leftist lawyers somehow prolonging this. the vast majority of the time in which these matters were not brought to trial to fruition happened in the prior administration. the supreme court, not, i think, a group of leftist lawyer his concerns about the way that some of the commissions were constructed. the congress re-e
Nov 19, 2009 6:00pm EST
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Nov 24, 2009 9:00am EST
i believe are pending. >> -- followed by the national anthem of the united states of america. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >>> prime minister singh, members of the indian delegation, on behalf of michelle and myself, it is a great pleasure to welcome you to the white house. on behalf of the american people, it is my great honor to welcome you to the united states. mr. prime minister, yours is the first official state visit of my presidency, and it is fitting that you and india be so recognized. this visit reflects the high esteem in which i and the american people hold your wise leadership. it reflects the abiding bonds of respect and friendship between our people, including our friends in the indian-american community, who join us here today. but above all, your visit at this pivotal moment in history speaks to the opportunity before us, to build the relationship between our nations, born in the last century, into one of the defining partnerships of the 21st century. for while our two nations have taken different paths to reach this moment, ours is a common st
Nov 22, 2009 6:00pm EST
announced initiative. so that it's not just america. it's america is part of a larger nato coalition, which is going to be supportive of success in afghanistan but because it's important that we do succeed in afghanistan. we can't succeed, i believe, without appear significant number of additional combat forces through the other initiatives that i've talked about. and that's what the president need to do is explain why it is that success is important and how we are part of a larger effort in that regard. >> senator, among the anxious people waiting for a decision aren't just republicans, it's the military families and the soldiers themselves who think there may be a surge and they may be de ploying as early as january. so morale wise there is a negative effect of the long process in making a decision here. and it can't come to any surprise from the obama administration that they were going to face an afghanistan decision at some point. is there a time when a decision has to be made on behalf of the morale of the troops? >> i think the troops are incredible. and the troops want the best stra
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Nov 17, 2009 1:00pm EST
begins. that is what is behind the news. the national desk is covering america for us. that is the foreign desk covering the globe. the media desk is aware of the brand new pictures come in to fox news channel, a rerun the "live desk" you will always see those pictures in the boxes on the right hand side of the screen. [captioning made possible by fox news channel] captioned by the national captioning institute trace: developing right now, the hardest criminal case in u.s. history -- that is what some are saying about the new york trial of five terrorist suspects, and we will detail for you the added legal protection that these men will soon be entitled to. in the middle box, even the white house now acknowledges that $42,000 in stimulus money probably did not create 5000 new jobs, and it looks like the jobs saved or created by the stimulus may have been exaggerated by tens of thousands. in the bottom box, breaking today, yet another videotape involving acorn, the community group caught giving advice on how to rid of the government, how to set up a b
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Nov 20, 2009 1:00pm EST
have learned that the commander in charge of protecting america's skies is ordering a review aimed at figuring out whether the commitment and cost is not justified. steve is covering this lot for us at the pentagon. >> that is right. military officials are response before the defense of the north american homeland. they will conduct this review, and it will try to find out whether we still need the same level of fighter jet protection, fighter pilots standing by 24 hours a day waiting to counteract any possible terrorist attacks. the planes to use for these missions to respond to any possible activity are extremely costly to maintain and operate. you have not only the jet fighters but the refueling aircraft, the ground facilities, and the intensive training for these are the pilots. according to the congressional research service, the operation since just after 9/11 has cost taxpayers $28 billion. this new review will determine whether the threat has diminished, in part because of extra security measures that have been taken as america's airports and on board air lines including re
Nov 5, 2009 7:00pm EST
as america fights two wars. >> it's difficult enough when we lose these brave americans in battles overseas. it is horrifying that they should come under fire at an army base on american soil. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: and good evening, everyone. it is the last place you'd expect american soldiers to come under attack-- their own military base-- but that's what happened today at fort hood in kileen, texas, midway between austin and waco. it is america's largest military base. today, according to the army, an officer opened fire inside a soldier readiness center, a facility where military personnel are prosed before and after they're deployed. 12 people were killed, 31 others wounded. the gunman is among the dead. he is identified tonight as army major nadal malik hasan, a licensed psychiatrist and drug and rehab specialist from bethesda, maryland, who recently received a poor performance evaluation. a spokesman for texas matter kay bailey hutchinson says husan was also upset about an upcoming dedeployment to iraq. two other sus
Nov 1, 2009 11:00am EST
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Nov 15, 2009 11:00am EST
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Nov 24, 2009 4:00pm EST
. the president tends to america's relationship with india and hosts its prime minister to a state dinner. it is the first of this administration. >>> and jennifer hudson, well, she's going to be here as well as there. the oscar and grammy winner will sing for the president and guests, but, first, she's going to be here in "the situation room" and she previews one of the songs for us. wolf blitzer is off today. i'm suzanne malveaux in cnn's command center for breaking news, politics and extraordinary reports for around the world. you're in "the situation room." >> virtually the entire nation and the world waits to hear on how many more american troops president obama might send to afghanistan. well, today it was the president himself who fueled the fire. he is giving a sense of when he's going to announce that decision, and although his plans are shrouded in secrecy, cnn is getting new information on just how many troops the pentagon is planning for. i want to go straight to our white house correspondent dan lothian. obviously, dan, that's the question that everybody is asking. do we know
Nov 25, 2009 11:00am EST
in killing each other and please help president obama, people, from the united states of america, give him all of the support you can. he's doing the best he can. and god bless you all and have a wonderful thanksgiving. >> we want to hear from you. you can call us with your comments. here's the number 17 hlg -- hundreds of you have called to express your opinion. it's amazing to see this. the reactions and comments pretty much right down the middle. we are already getting a lot of i-reports from you about this as well. josh levs is following them for us. josh, what are you getting? >> good to see you. i tell you, we're hearing it on all sides. let's get straight to the first one. this is from someone who doesn't think more troops are the answer. >> we do have to win hearts and minds of the people but that's hard and cannot be accomplished through just military power and through military might, which we have enough. looking back at vietnam and looking back at all of the other wars we fought in the recent -- winning the military aspect is no problem for us. it's winning the political. >> som
Nov 22, 2009 10:00am EST
] . . >> and later a house hearing on the government's role in the bank of america merger in 2008. >> newsmakers is pleased to welcome the chairman of the senate armed services committee, carl levin. we have our correspondents here. rick, let's start with you. >> there's going to be a troop buildup in afghanistan and going to include one element you have been after, increase in trainers and probably include some security forces to try to protect the country. can you tell me about how much numbers you expect the increase will be? >> i don't have a prediction or expectation, but i have a position as to what i think should happen, but i have no way of knowing what the decision is. there have been rumors. but there have been rumors all along here. the focus of the media has been exclusively on a troop number whereas the issue is much broader than that, so there will be many elements in this decision. number one, it may include a troop number, but that number would include, if there is a troop increase, would include trainers, i assume. people who are enablers, people who are involved in logistics if
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Nov 5, 2009 6:00am EST
. >> in the name of the united states of america i christen the new york. brian: the idea to melt the steel from the collapsed world trade center towers and use it to make a naval ship came from the city's former governor, george pataki. >> we would be showing that new york is back strong. and the symbol of the freedom of our great people and our great country. >> in 2002 the knave yea long with the louisiana shipbuilders began inspecting the steel from the world trade center site that was removed from ground zero, then truck it had to a landfill in staton island. they found the steel was strong enough to be used for the stem of the massive ship and went to work. 7.5 tons was used to help build the bow of the 25,000-ton vessel. in august of 2005, shipbuilders were forced to take an unscheduled break. the incomplete vessel was anchored on the mississippi river just west of new orleans when hurricane katrina struck. the u.s.s. new york cost $1 billion to build, is 684 feet long and 105 feet wide it can carry a crew of 360 sailors and up to 800 marines who can be delivered to shore by helicopters a
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Nov 6, 2009 3:00pm EST
heartfelt sympathies. our family loves america. we're proud of our country and saddened by the tragedy. we have nothing else to say -- we have nothing else that we're able to share with you at this time." before that statement was released, the cousin spoke to us last evening. shepard: of their fathers were brothers and he grew up in northern virginia. nadar, thank you. >> yes, hello. shepard: it is my understanding that he had been transferred from walter reed 24 could. do you know why that transfer happened? >> no, i cannot tell you exactly why it happened. it happened back in may of this year. shepard: the reporting is that your cousin had made requests not to be deployed overseas to the war. is that right? >> he has been making those requests since sometime after september 11. shepard: he has been in the military since before 9/11. >> absolutely, right after high school. he is a good american. we are shocked. we just found out on the news that he was being deployed. he never even told us. we have known for the last five years that was probably his worst nightmare. he would tell us how
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Nov 7, 2009 12:00am EST
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to offer america's soldiers. that is a news. coming up, daniel hammond joins me to weigh in on what of the copenhagen - hi, i'm halle berry, and as a new mom, i can tell you that childhood is a magical time. but for children with diabetes, life is not quite so carefree. the barbara davis center for childhood diabetes is fighting hard to find a cure. know the signs: irritability, excessive urination, weight loss. if you have any of these signs, please call your doctor. early detection can save your life. give to save lives and reach for the cure. call now or log on to sean: next month, leaders from around the world will converge on denmark to go to a climate change summit. this could produce a new global warming agreement that requires countries to drastically reduce their carbon emissions. the raises very serious questions right here in the u.s.. sweeping reductions could damage our economy. it is frightening to think that the president could hand over this country's sovereignty with one signature in copenhagen. joining us is the british member of th
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